2013 Annual Dinner Featuring Chris Lu '88

Join fellow Chicago Princetonians for the 2013 annual dinner featuring Chris Lu '88 and honoring Beth Rom-Rymer '73 and Vince Anderson '65 P96 P98

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The Princeton Club of Chicago

cordially invites you and your guests to the

2013 Annual Dinner

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

5:00 p.m. - Pre-Reception for Benefactors/Patrons

5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m. - Dinner

Union League Club of Chicago

65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago IL

Valet parking available (Federal Street entrance)

This year’s dinner features

Chris Lu 88

Former White House Cabinet Secretary

for President Barack Obama

The Club will also honor

Beth Rom-Rymer ’73

Distinguished Service to the Community Award


Vince Anderson ’65 P96 P98

Arnold M. Berlin ’46 Distinguished Service to Princeton Award

Please respond by Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Reservations will be held at the door.

Business attire, please no jeans or tennis shoes

Orange and black always welcome!


Chris Lu 88

Over the past eight years, Chris Lu has taken on some of the toughest assignments for Barack Obama.  During President Obama’s first term in office, Chris Lu served as the White House Cabinet Secretary, helping to coordinate policy and communications strategy for the federal departments and agencies. From 2005 to 2009, Chris worked for then-Senator Obama as both his Legislative Director and later Acting Chief of Staff. Chris also served as the Executive Director of the Obama-Biden Transition Project. Chris started his career as a law clerk to a federal court appeals judge, before working as a litigation attorney at a large Washington, D.C. law firm. He then spent eight years conducting oversight investigations as the Deputy Chief Counsel of the House Government Reform Committee.

At Princeton, Chris majored in the Woodrow Wilson School and was the Senior News Editor of the Daily Princetonian. As an alumnus, he served for 20 years as the Secretary of the Class of ’88. Chris received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from MacMurray College. He is married to Katie Thomson, the Chief Counsel of the Federal Aviation Administration. In his spare time, he has completed 27 marathons.

Beth Rom-Rymer ’73

With an independent clinical practice in Chicago, Beth Rom-Rymer, Ph.D., has a national forensic consulting practice that specializes in interpersonal violence. One of her early high-profile cases was the Ted Bundy case in 1978. Beth is the President-elect of the Illinois Psychological Association (IPA), a Past President of the IPA (2011-2012), and is leading the IPA’s statewide campaign for prescription privileges for psychologists and believes that the Illinois State Legislature will pass this bill by the close of the 2013 spring legislative session. Beth is very active in governance in the American Psychological Association; has lectured extensively throughout North America; has published articles on the role of the forensic psychologist in the courtroom; and is writing books on psychological consultation and why men in power destroy their careers with sexual dalliances.

Beth is a graduate of the first class of women at Princeton University in 1973. She was the first President of the Princeton Inn (now Forbes College), 1970-72; did a Princeton-in-France (Villard-de-Lans) summer internship and worked in Congress another summer; and received a University Scholar appointment to write and edit The Woman’s Experience at Princeton

Vince Anderson ’65 P96 P98

After growing up in Minnesota, Vince Anderson has lived in Chicago for forty-five years. During that time he has seen his career go in two very different directions. First, equipped with a PhD, he was an English professor at North Park University for almost twenty years. Then, after earning his MBA, Vince spent almost another twenty years in the investment business—working at Nuveen, Stein Roe & Farnham, Northern Trust, and McDonnell Investments.  He retired in 2006.

Vince graduated from Princeton in 1965 with a BA in English. He has MA and MBA degrees from Northwestern, and a PhD from Loyola (Chicago).  During the last twenty years, Vince has been involved in various Princeton-related activities in Chicago.  He has been a long time member of the Leadership Group of the Princeton Club of Chicago and (with his wife Sally) revived the long-moribund Princeton Parents Committee. He also joined the Princeton in the Chicago Schools (PICS) effort at Roosevelt High School, eventually becoming chairman of the PICS board. Vince has also served on the national board of Princeton Project 55/AlumniCorps, which places recent Princeton graduates in year-long fellowships in a number of nonprofit organizations around the country. Vince and Sally live in downtown Chicago; they have three children and six grandchildren.

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